marsupialize

transitive verb

mar·​su·​pi·​al·​ize
variants or chiefly British marsupialise
marsupialized or chiefly British marsupialised; marsupializing or chiefly British marsupialising
: to open (as the bladder or a cyst) and sew by the edges to the abdominal wound to permit further treatment (as of an enclosed tumor) or to discharge pathological matter (as from a hydatid cyst)

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“Marsupialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/marsupialize. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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